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Allstate Insurance Company Presents UCAN's

  25th Youth Leadership Awards

The Youth Leadership Awards is UCAN’s flagship fundraiser, held annually in June. This inspiring event celebrates the academic and personal achievements of UCAN’s outstanding youth. Each year, seven exceptional young people are recognized and receive scholarships for higher education.

We are humbly enthusiastic to celebrate 25 years of stability and growth. Knowing that we have rewarded outstanding youth around Chicago with scholarships is gratifying. We continue to provide them opportunities to excel as great leaders in our community.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 6, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E Delaware Place. The reception will be at 6:00 p.m., and the dinner and program will be at 7:00 p.m. (Business Attire). The hotel is conveniently located near many popular Chicago attractions including the John Hancock Center, historic Water Tower, Loyola University, Northwestern University, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Find, book & save on parking using SpotHero with convenient garages, lots & valets nearby are available. Parking is also available at the 900 North Michigan Garage. If you have any questions, please contact Gwendalyn Carver, Director of Development at

UCAN will present its eleventh annual John D. Nichols Award to Northern Trust, accepted by Michael O’Grady, President and CEO, in recognition of his positive impact on youth and families in Chicago. UCAN is proud to present the Corporate Engagement Award to PepsiCo., a company that has demonstrated exceptional philanthropic commitment to UCAN and the youth in the City of Chicago.

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Allstate Logo


Host Sponsors



John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Family Foundation

Northern Trust

Reception Sponsors


Bill McInerney


Benefactor Sponsors

Diermeier Family Foundation



Steans Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

Adams Street Partners

Advocate Health Care Axion RMS, Tom and Kristina Hutchinson

Daniel and Dolores Boehmer

Rita and John Canning

CME Group

The Crown Family

Char and Larry Damron

The Fleming Family

Bon French

Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds

Karen Johnson

Scott and Karen Powder


U.S. Bank

Gold Sponsors


Colleen and Ryan Bradley

Markell Bridges

Thomas and Cynthia Bridges

Yasmin & Percy Brown

Jane and David Casper

Conlon Public Strategies

George Drost

Beverly Hayford

Vincent Kolber

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.

Lavin Family Foundation

Marsh McLennan Agency

Miller Cooper & Co, Ltd

Old National Bank

Steve and Linda Patton

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

Thomas and Kathryn Vanden Berk


The Wilde Family